Argentina honored its star, Lionel Messi, after winning the World Cup, by naming the team’s training center in his name.
The “Casa de Ezeiza” in Buenos Aires was the headquarters of the Argentine national team’s training, but from now on it will be called “Lionel Andres Messi”.
Chiqui Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, confirmed the news on Saturday through a tweet on Twitter, in which he said: We lived a historic day in the Casa de Ezeiza, which will be known from then on as Lionel Andres Messi in the home of the best player in the world.
He added: I would like to thank all the coaches, players and staff of the Argentine Federation who were with us today.
Messi led Argentina to glory in Qatar last year, after repeating the achievement of the late legend Diego Maradona, and won the World Cup title with Argentina for the third time in its history and the first since 1986.
Messi wrote on the “Instagram” photo-sharing platform: This honor is the most beautiful thing I have ever received, a great honor, thank you very much.
Messi scored his 800th goal in his football career in his country’s national team match with Panama (Argentina won 2-0) last Thursday, and his next goal with his country’s national team will be the 100th internationally.